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You Know You Want a Machine That Turns Any Food Into Dippin' Dots

Despite the fact that you’re eating tiny fish eggs, caviar lends any meal a feeling of sophistication. So it only makes sense that you’d want to eat everything in the form of those tiny Jello-like spheres, right? That’s where this handheld contraption, currently raising funds on Kickstarter, comes in. » 7/28/15 2:10pm Today 2:10pm

Color-Changing Map Shows the Best Attractions Based on the Weather

You can plan ahead all you want, but a vacation is often at the mercy of the weather wherever you’re traveling to. And that inspired designer Camilla Hempleman to create a special map, printed with thermochromatic ink, that changes color to reveal the best places to visit based on the local weather. » 7/28/15 12:30pm Today 12:30pm

Beach Towel Board Games You Play With Discarded Bottle Caps

A day at the beach usually doesn’t involve board games because the sand will quickly gobble up dice, Monopoly hotels, and Scrabble letter tiles. But since building sand castles gets boring quick, someone’s created a series of board game beach towels that can be played with bottle caps, seashells, or even small rocks. » 7/22/15 1:50pm 7/22/15 1:50pm

There Will Never Be Anything More Relaxing Than a Hot Tub Hammock

Think of the most comfortable, most relaxing place you’ve ever been. No matter where on earth that might have been, it can’t even begin to compare to how relaxing the Hydro Hammock must be. People love lounging in hammocks, and people love soaking in hot tubs, and finally the two have become one. » 7/07/15 12:30pm 7/07/15 12:30pm

You Can Customize These Cardboard Pinball Machines However You Want

There’s a certain appeal to playing a pinball machine that even video game versions can’t perfectly replicate. And with these cheap miniature cardboard versions, pinball fans can finally customize their own machines using a glue gun, hobby knife, and other crafting supplies at their disposal. » 7/06/15 12:53pm 7/06/15 12:53pm

A Jaws-Themed Deck of Cards Is Surprisingly More Beautiful Than Gory

You’d probably expect a deck of Jaws-themed playing cards to be chocked full of gory imagery and only available in the back pages of Fangoria magazine. But the artwork on this deck is downright beautiful, to the point where you’ll almost want to frame an image of a swimmer being attacked by a great white shark—almost. » 7/03/15 5:00pm 7/03/15 5:00pm

These Bulbs Mimic the Sun All Day To Help You Sleep Better At Night

It turns out that reading on your iPad is actually a terrible way to fall asleep because the device’s blueish glow can make your body think it’s time to get up. The color of light can have a big impact on the body’s natural rhythms, so a new connected bulb called the Silk works to keep things in sync by matching… » 6/23/15 11:00am 6/23/15 11:00am

A Light Carbon Fiber Hat Insert Protects Pitchers From Line Drives

One of the more stressful jobs in baseball is standing on that pitcher’s mound. Not only are you trying to avoid giving up a hit, you also want to avoid taking a line drive to the head. A baseball cap provides zero protection, but a new lightweight carbon fiber insert wants to change that. » 6/05/15 9:30am 6/05/15 9:30am

A Snowmobile That Works On Water Looks Way More Fun Than a Jet Ski

As the weather warms up it’s finally time to pack away those winter clothes and start figuring out how you’ll maximize the hot summer months. Any activity involving a lake is obviously a good choice, but before you spend thousands on a Jet Ski, you might want to wait until these engineering students perfect their … » 5/15/15 9:21am 5/15/15 9:21am

Everyone Will Fill a Baseball Glove Flask With Gatorade, Right?

We haven’t solved world hunger, and peace on a global scale isn’t happening anytime soon, but if there’s one thing humanity has mastered, its finding a way to smuggle booze. So if you play baseball, or just enjoy watching America’s pastime from the stands, it’s time to upgrade your glove to the Glask which features a… » 5/14/15 10:25am 5/14/15 10:25am

Building and Programming Circuits Is Easy With an iPad as Your Professor

In the past few years there have been countless toys that claim to be STEM-focused (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) but few have done as good a job at introducing kids to concepts like programming and circuitry than a small company called LightUp. And through a new Kickstarter campaign it’s about to expand… » 5/12/15 10:35am 5/12/15 10:35am

A Tiny Video Game-Playing Business Card You Can Smuggle In Your Wallet

A year ago Kevin Bates singlehandedly justified the antiquated tradition of swapping business cards with a thin and tiny handheld console that could even play video games. He originally created the Arduboy as the ultimate business card to show off his electronics skills to potential employers, but now anyone can… » 5/11/15 10:52am 5/11/15 10:52am